I have posted very little on my blog for various reasons during the past two years. During this time, I recovered from two back injuries, held three jobs,moved house twice and tried to gently guide my three sons and new daughter to successfully reach their milestones.
I witnessed my eldest son getting married to a lovely young lady. Not once, but twice. The first was an extravagant traditional Hindu ceremony (made up of many small rituals), which ran from dawn to dusk in Pitra, Penebel, Tabanon, Bali. The second, a lovely little civil service and we all danced and laughed the night away beside the bay, in Brisbane, Australia.
The younger two are still under my wings for the time being. My middle son graduated from high school last year and went on a three-month right of passage to Mission Beach, North Queensland. Staying with a close family member he assisted in cyclone proofing several properties and looking after two young children. My youngest son starts senior school next year. He is a wonderful natured boy and basically runs the house.
With all of this life stuff going on, I didn’t feel the need or want, to write.
It is my readers/fans that have gently coaxed me back in to the writing circle.
Honestly, I couldn’t believe that I actually had a fan base. My mothers’ cousin, whom I had not seen for twenty years, approached me over a year ago and asked,
“Julie-Ann, why aren’t you writing anymore? I like reading your work…”
I was taken aback and quietly excited
Since then, many of my amazing fans have bugged, persuaded and questioned my absence from writing. You all have planted and watered a seed of creativity in my mind and I promise to tend to it because writing is what makes me happy. I can’t assure that everything I post will be polished but I will like to affirm that I will do my best to entertain you, to enlighten you and to listen to you.
I intend to tell the unheard stories and retell the heard stories. I want you, my readers to engage with me, I want you to make suggestions; I want you to tell me your stories. I want to research, investigate and write what you want to read.
Now that the initial seed has been planted, many more are forming and it is with you, my fellow community/fan base, that I choose to grow with.